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academics are hand from leaving the country. ♪ welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. donald trump arrived at his republican national convention in cleveland in his flashy style . the hollywood music, the billionaire took a victory lap in his private helicopter, then touched down to anna dohring welcome. one family member was notably absent. adoring welcome. was notablyember absent, his wife, melania trump. jon: does this quintessential showman know how to make an entrance. the music from the film "air force one" blaring as he touches down in cleveland. ♪
>> we're going to win ohio, we are going to win it all. we're going to make america great again. jon: state after state declared their support for him. it was the delegate votes from new york that meant he had won, the declaration coming from his son, donald trump, jr. donald trump, jr: congratulations, dad. we love you. jon: trump, sr was in new york, and expressed his thanks to the party via video link. trump: i'm so proud to be your nominee as -- for president of the united states. i look forward to sharing with you how we build a brighter and more hopeful future for all americans. unease among deep many republicans about donald trump, so they focused on what
they can unite on -- attacking hillary clinton with chris christie almost literally leading the prosecution case against her. governor christie: hillary clinton lying about her selfish, awful judgment in making our secrets vulnerable. what is your verdict? guilty or not guilty? campaign,the trump another guilty plea. this beach writer responsible for melania trump's address, with key passages about from michelle obama, fell upon her sword. both: you were caught for what you want in life. your word is your bond. jon: the person wrote that she felt terrible for the chaos, and apologize to mrs. trump and mrs. obama. for 36-hours they campaign insisted there had been no plagiarism, and there was nothing to say sorry for.
today, finally, they blinked. katty: all of the republican party grandes are in cleveland. in one of the corridor's i caught up with michael steele, the former chairman of the republican national committee. michael, congratulations, you have a nominee. are you excited? yes.el: now the game begins. all of the crazy wild moments and hurt feelings from the primary, it is in the past. here donald trump -- what has an opportunity to do, coming out of the convention, it is to lay a new path. a new way to get to november. i think he wants to do that. he is still picking fights, as we know, with the governor of ohio and all of that -- but the pressure changes for him. this has been an internal struggle to secure the nomination.
now, all of that is done. the real work lies ahead. but as the former chairman of the republican party, is this the best candidate to defeat hillary clinton? michael: i cannot second-guess. this is the candidate we were given. katty: is it the candidate you would have chosen? michael: my response from the beginning, i did not choose sides of the primary. i was waiting for someone to run for president, because i don't think anyone did. i don't think any of those folks -- which is why donald trump had the advantage -- no one could outsell his message. no one could outcompete his strategy, which was no strategy. he was so unconventional, everyone over thought the contest. instead of just stepping up and saying, why is the single mom of 2 saying he is one of us?
that, donald trump have that advantage. for me, i look at it this way. it is like having the best football team in the world. your quarterback is a little shaky. what do you do? you play him up. you play up his skills. you help him become a better candidate. you help them become better. katty: what does the team need to do? what does he need to change, perhaps, to beat hillary clinton? ishael: i don't know if it change. a lot of focus is on the word "change." that is something he does not do readily or easily. what must you do is the opposite. is show on do thursday and afterwards that he is ready to do this job. to get serious. tois not just we're going check people. that is not it. it is more than that.
if he can show us that he understands the pain that people have and what his vision is to help us deal with that pain, to get past the pain -- and you pointed out in your reporting that this is a very angry election. everyone is talking about how mad they are. how much they don't like the other person. between hillary clinton and donald trump, it is a good for the country as a whole. we have seen what that leads to elsewhere around the world. i hope they take the higher town for themselves. i've seen him do it before. he has to do it consistently. katty: how important is it that he leaves this convention and looking and sounding like the president of the united states of america? michael: they goes back to what i said before. the pressure, the internal battle with the stop trump
people, leadership not wanting to be seen with him, that is over. now, he has an opportunity, because he is the nominee. he is the guy that is going to control the process from now until november. he has all of the cards. katty: can he win only by attacking hillary clinton? michael: if it is that kind of race, yeah. i had to think for second. if it is that kind of race, he can. that will be an ugly campaign. katty: thank you, very much. michael steele and a very noisy band. news from elsewhere in the world, the turkish president declares a state of emergency. it comes after 99 generals and admirals in connection with the failed coup were charged. just under one third of all of the top military officers.
the government has banned academics from traveling abroad as the purge continues. more than 55,000 people have been rounded up, sacked or suspended. here is the bbc's for -- keene fergal:. the president declared a state of emergency. it could mean sweeping powers of arrest and detention. censorship and curfew under an existing article of the constitution. the purpose of the declaration of the state of emergency is, in fact, to be able to take the most efficient steps in order to remove the possible,soon as which is a threat to democracy, the rule of law, and the citizens in our country. on the bosporus, the
small boat conveyed the president's message of victory. on tax and square, and ottoman band played military marches. rhythm.ion to a warning a widow who sells flags on the square. she is among many who wants to see the coup leaders hanged. >> we want a beautiful turkey. we don't want it like syria or gaza. we want peace. they will never split us up. we will never allow it. fergal: it has been framed as a defining national moment. a people's victory. at the demised by this extraordinary imagery. onan confronting a tank the night of the coup attempt.
he is run over once. he gets up, he is hit again, yet he survives. had three stones in my hand and case i ran across any of the dogs. all i could do was respond to the tanks with the three stones. fergal: the arrest and sacking of public servants continues. no one i've spoken to across the spectrum or civil society wanted the coup to succeed. in turkey, military coups have meant disappearances, tortures, and execution. the president is, as president cleansingontinues his of the state is how far he will go, and what kind of society he wants to create. the struggle is not secular versus islamist, but those between who wants a military
dictatorship and the democratically elected president who has steadily monopolized power. >> he will either change the course of this country to full like russia, or begin to share power with civil society and trust the establishment more. at least 500 people are thought to have been killed in south sudan after soldiers turned on each other in the capital of juba. out,13, civil war broke largely along ethnic lines. the two most powerful men in the country from the two main ethnic groups fell out over politics. the peace deal has crumbled in the country faces a humanitarian crisis. alastair leithead has the report. alastair: this is a bullet
wound. he is just 2. peace is shattered in south sudan. a few moments after a deal and 2 years of civil war. says soldiers burst into her home. one opened fire. she fell backwards and the baby was hit. heavy weapons were fired across the city. in the chaos, some international aid workers were raped and beaten. peacekeepers were injured and 2 died as an under resourced un he was blocked from leaving the basis and unable to intervene. weeks of attempted cease-fire snapped into a heavy fire at state house. the president and his rival vice president or meeting inside when the bodyguards suddenly started fighting. journalists waiting for a news conference coward as gunfire erupted around them.
>> where calling on the population -- andtair: president kiir macharjor -- riek appealed for calm. machar left the city. the peace deal hangs by a thread. when he a set back comes to the implementation of the peace agreement. we have a huge challenge in this country. we are dealing with. the levels of needs in this country are incredible. alastair: more than 2 million people have been displaced by the crisis. 170,000 live in un caps. --camps. tyler has broken out. --cholera has broken out. around 400y we see
people in the mobile clinics. the problems basically our malaria, malnutrition, and a lot of acute malnutrition. hundreds of soldiers and civilians died in the fighting. their bodies are being collected, wrapped in bags, and taken away for burial. and a lot of heavy fighting in the neighborhood between government versus and opposition. this was a bakery that was hit by a tank shell. now comingople are back and complaining their shops and homes have been looted. many, like this 15-year-old, have lost everything. his mother, father, and three sisters were killed when their home was destroyed. the future of this little boy, of everyone here, is in the hands of leaders seemingly unable to keep the world's youngest country together. a war that gets more
deadly by the day. you are watching "bbc world news america." still to come, can donald trump win the election with only white voters? we look at the changing face of america, and if the republican party can keep up. hottest junes the around the world in modern history, marking the 14th month in a row that global temperatures have been broken on records. most scientists attribute this to greenhouse gas emissions. our science editor explains. correspondent: in california, firefighters are struggling with blazes in the hollywood hills. this was the scene yesterday. a heat wave has hit much of continental europe. this boy in spain tries to stay cool. what are the latest figures about rising temperatures telling us about a planet getting hotter? this graph from the american
weather agency shows january to june every year from the 1880's are below average in the first half of the century and claiming dramatically later. in the last six months, it was more than one degree over the long-term average. looking closer, you can see why scientists are surprised about the scale of the increase. it is partly driven by el niño, whose warm water in the eastern pacific, but also by greenhouse gases from pollution. the paris agreement on climate .hange is meant to slow it down scientists researching the claimant have been warning for years that unless the greenhouse gases are cut, temperatures will rise. the impact is likely to become more severe. >> we are at a dangerous level of climate change. we have the paris agreement, but we should not exceed one point five degrees centigrade of climate change. unless we start removing omissions from the atmosphere in the next decade, that will not succeed.
correspondent: the fear is of scenes like this. extreme weather in west virginia which made this town look like a war zone. rivers reached record levels. a warmer world is set to see more violent rainfall. this year is on course to be the hottest on record. bbc news. ♪ katty: more from cleveland where donald trump has officially clinched his party's nomination. -- with american's population changing rapidly, critics say he needs to broaden his appeal. and he? -- cantonese? -- can he? correspondent: in many ways, the up to its party lives nickname of the grand old party.
the majority of the delegates are older and white. if he wants to win the white house, delegates concede that he needs to broaden his appeal. >> you need to go into the minority communities and do a better job. each one of us needs to make that a personal challenge in order to do that. >> they need to watch their rhetoric. correspondent: it is that rhetoric, particularly on immigration -- talk of banning --lims and building walls how was donald trump polling with minority groups? voters view him as unfavorable. he cannot afford to ignore this group. every 30 seconds a latino teenager becomes 18 and eligible to vote. whoever it is going to be in the white house next year is going to be because of the latino vote. showspondent: they have to
up to make a difference. turnout amongst latino voters has been lower. the question is will the truck candidacy change that? >> we believe historical numbers will change the composition of the democratic process in the nation. on theeve it is back latino community. you will see more latinos than ever to engage in the civic participation process. sales job on our message to the hispanic population. i think we can do it. in the long run, if we do not, we should have concerns. his strategy has been to boost turnout amongst white working-class voters, many who do not usually vote. >> he is doing really well among the white vote, enough anymore? in some ways, donald trump seems to be betting he can do exceedingly well, not just 20%
like mitt romney, but 25% to 30% . theave not seen someone win white vote that decisively in a long time. if he did come he would be up in history in many ways. correspondent: he has a habit of offending politics. now, he has to make a pitch to the entire country, a country that is more diverse than ever. bbc news, the republican national convention. cleveland, i'm joined by the political reporter anthony zarqa, who is joining us from the convention floor. anthony, let's take that point. can donald trump win with just white voters? anthony: there is a study last year that said he would have to vote if hethe white has the same level of hispanic, black, and minority votes. only ronald reagan reached that
mark in 1984. that was a landslide. this could be a challenge. katty: what i see from a lot of people in america are hispanic. more hispanics are being born in the country, but they don't vote very much. they turno, but if out and the same levels they did four years ago, it will be trouble. if he keeps the same percentage of the white vote that mitt romney got four years ago, he would have to win 44% of the hispanic vote. no one has approach of that number since george w. bush in 2004. it will be very difficult for donald trump to reach that mark. katty: are you hearing reports that donald trump's language on immigrants, the wall, mexicans think rapists, that is driving up turnout amongst hispanics? many newthere are voters registered in california,
a largely hispanic state. that is good indication hispanics are turning out in larger numbers. hillary clinton has 81% amongst hispanic voters. that is an enormous amount. that would be devastating to donald trump's campaign. new be hard for him to win swing states with those numbers. if he loses those, he loses the election. katty: what are you looking forward to it for tonight's show? anthony: mike pence is speaking tonight. he is a soft spoken indiana governor. we will see if he could be the attack dog that donald trump needs him to be. i will be watching ted cruz, the runner-up for donald trump. he did not pull out until the indiana primary. his supporters were devastated. talking to people on the floor, his delegates, they do not want him to endorse donald trump. they would much rather see ted cruz fight until the end, stick
it out, say he will be his own man, and not kowtow to donald trump. katty: what did you make of donald trump's arrival in cleveland? anthony: i was in iowa when he fully when on the helicopter. it is all pageantry. katty: before we go, i've never seen a candidate arrived at a political convention quite like this. here is donald trump with the strains of "top gun" blaring in the background. he takes a victory lap and his private helicopter, having just landed in his private airplane with the word "trump" emblazoned on the side. the helicopter flies around cleveland and over to the edge of the lake, making the landing where donald trump comes out, minus his wife melania, but comes out to be met by members of his family, mike pence, the
vice presidential pick, and members of mike pence's family. quite a way to arrive at a political convention. all of us kay, from in cleveland, thank you for watching. we will see you accurate tomorrow. ♪ -- see you back here tomorrow. ♪ >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation. newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good. kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs. and aruba tourism authority. >> planning a vacation escape that is relaxing, inviting, and exciting is a lot easier than you think. you can find it here in aruba. families, couples, and friends can all find their escape on the
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